Dewson - Fellowship for Underrepresented Students
Departmental Nomination Required
Dewson Fellowships are awarded to underrepresented graduate students who are facing serious, unanticipated funding problems that jeopardize completion of a degree program. Awards will be made based on evaluation of student's need, academic potential, impact of the fellowship on degree completion, and availability of funds. The Fellowship award is a one-time award and is not renewable. Nominations may be submitted at any time, but preference is given to nominations submitted prior to the beginning of the fall term.
- Nominees must be currently registered full-time degree-seeking graduate students in good academic standing.
- Nominees must be U. S. citizens of African-American, Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, or Native American descent.
Award amount: Dewson Fellowship stipend amounts will vary, although the awards will be sufficient to carry tuition and fee coverage or will accompany a waiver-generating appointment.
Nomination procedure: One copy of the following information should be forwarded by the applicant's department to the Graduate College Fellowship Office, 209 Coble Hall, MC-322. Incomplete files will not be considered.
- Graduate College Form
- Department nomination letter from the department executive officer or graduate program director, including a statement about possible financial support following the fellowship term.
- Letter of support from the student's adviser, including specific comments on the student's research project, progress toward degree, and proposed timetable for completion
- Letter of application from the student that provides an explanation of the circumstances that justify awarding a Dewson Fellowship, the amount of funding requested, the period for which funding is requested, an estimate of the expenses that need to be covered, a summary of previous and current funding, a description of the student's research project, progress toward degree, and a general timetable for degree completion.
- Copy of the student's application for admission, including admission test scores (GRE, GMAT, etc.), the student's statement of purpose, and letters of reference.
- Illinois transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable, as long as it is current).
Graduate College Fellowship Office
Tel: (217) 333-0036
- Funding Opportunities
- American Geosciences Institute (AGI) - Minority Geoscience Scholarships
- Dewson - Fellowship for Underrepresented Students
- National GEM Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
- Gordon Research Conferences
- Association of Schools of Public Health/US Center for Disease Control
- American Musicological Society - Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship in Musicology
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Smithsonian Institution - Awards Program for Native American Students
- Navajo Nation - Graduate Fellowship
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) F31
- Office of Naval Research (ONR) - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Future Engineering Faculty Fellowships
- National Physical Science Consortium
- American Planning Association - Planning Fellowships
- Smithsonian Institution - Predoctoral, Dissertation, & Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Sandia National Laboratories - Master's Fellowship Program
- School for Advanced Research (SAR) - Resident Scholars Awards
- Walter Library Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowship